I upgraded an old iJuke by Crosley to accept MP3 and FM radio
Harry Lui last edited by
I found and bought an old iJuke jukebox by Crosley. I liked the design and price was good so I bought it. All functions worked as designed, but I wanted more than the outdated iPod/iPhone connection and an AUX in.
My original plan was just to put a car stereo head-unit in the box and upgrade the power supply but during my research, I came across MP3 decoders that accept USB/micros SD card and play MP3 and FM radio. They are small in size and cheap! So I thought, why not buy one and give it a try. The decoder uses 5 volt, same as the iPod/iPhone connection, the same connection also provided ground/right speaker/left speaker. I made brackets to mount the decoder, soldered all 10 wires to their counter part, and also kept the remote receptor and soldered the 3 wires to it so I can keep the remote to control volume.
I plugged the finished product in and it worked! I gave an old jukebox a new life.
Next step will be putting in an Arduino Uno to control the flashing LEDs.
jmoore last edited by
That is awesome! Good job integrating that with some newer technology.